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Heavyweights protest decisions in boxing

LONDON (AP) - Siarhei Karneyeu lingered in the ring after his Olympic heavyweight loss Sunday night, crying and shaking his head in disbelief after his clutching, holding opponent was awarded a narrow decision victory.

August 05, 2012 | | Olympics


US-Canada means Abby vs Sincy in semis

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - In the chase for Mia Hamm's world record, Abby Wambach leads by two.

August 05, 2012 | | Olympics


Women rout China 114-66 in basketball

LONDON (AP) - More offensive fireworks were on display at the basketball venue - this time courtesy of the U.S. women.

August 05, 2012 | | Olympics


Australia, US meet in Olympic water polo semi-finals today

LONDON (AP) - Mel Rippon slotted home the last penalty of a shootout to give Australia a dramatic 20-18 win over China on Sunday for a spot in the women's Olympic water polo semifinals, where fellow gold-medal favorite the United States awaits.

August 05, 2012 | | Olympics


Phelps gets started on the rest of his life

LONDON (AP) - On the first day of the rest of his life, Michael Phelps found old habits are hard to break.

August 05, 2012 | | Olympics


It's Destinee again for the US women

LONDON (AP) - Destinee Hooker scored 19 points and the U.S. women's volleyball team clinched the top spot in its pool with a preliminary-round victory over Serbia in straight sets on Friday at the Olympics.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


Is it time to retire the Dream Team?

LONDON (AP) - Kobe Bryant was at Wimbledon on Friday, taking in the epic semifinal match between Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro and signing autographs between games. His day off was unscheduled, but there was really no need for the U.S. basketball team to practice when that's about all they did the night before against Nigeria.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


US Olympic women top New Zealand 2-0

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) - These were supposed to be the Hope Solo Olympics for the U.S. women's football team. Or the Alex Morgan Games. Instead, they belong so far to the old reliable, Abby Wambach, who has scored in every match to lead the Americans into the semifinals.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


US men, defending champs, lose in beach volleyball

LONDON (AP) - Defending beach volleyball gold medalist Phil Dalhausser saw the Italian points pile up on the scoreboard and knew his hopes for a repeat were over when Todd Rogers' final Olympic touch fell short of the net.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


US lifter Farris just misses American records

LONDON (AP) - United States weightlifter Kendrick Farris gave his performance a seven on a scale of one to 10.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


Jeter of US leads quick women's 100 heats

LONDON (AP) - Well, that sure was fast.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


Federer edges Del Potro in semifinals

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Roger Federer leaned on the net, exhausted but exhilarated after winning the final set 19-17 to earn his first Olympic singles medal.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


1 US boxer still fighting after overturned result

LONDON (AP) - A few hours after the U.S. men's boxing team thought its London Olympics were over, amateur boxing's governing body decided Errol Spence deserved to fight on.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


Records in hand, US men's team ready for Lithuania in basketball

LONDON (AP) - When the final seconds ticked off, leaving zeros on the clock, the three digits on the left side of the scoreboard seemed absurd, impossible.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


US wins Beijing rematch against Brazil

LONDON (AP) - Captain Clay Stanley scored 19 points as the U.S. men's volleyball team beat Brazil 3-1 on Thursday at the London Olympics, in a repeat of the Beijing Games final the Americans also won.

August 02, 2012 | | Olympics


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